Llanybydder & Rhydcymerau

Community Council

Public Notice

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A request has been received for the temporary closure of the U4121 Llanybydder from its junction with the U4140 for a total distance of 387 metres in a westerly direction.

The closure is necessary to ensure public safety whilst Quantum Traffic Management carry out poling works from 0900 hours Wednesday 16th June, 2021 to 1700 hours Thursday 17th June, 2021.

The alternative route for east bound traffic will be to proceed in a westerly to south-westerly direction along the U4121, passing Tan-y-coed-cochion and Llwynmadyn to its junction with the B4337. At the junction, turn right and continue in a north-westerly direction along the B4337, passing Rhydybont Chapel and Bro-Duar to its junction with the A485 (Llanybydder Square). At the junction, turn right and continue in a north-easterly direction along the A485, passing Teras Gwynfryn and Dubai Abattoir to its junction with the U4140. At the junction, turn right and continue in a south-easterly direction along the U4140, passing Blaen-maes, Blaencarreg and Derlwyn to return to a point east of the closure. Vice Versa for west bound traffic.

I enclose a plan below illustrating the length of road to be closed and alternative route and would be grateful to receive any views you have on the matter.

Temporary Road Closure - U4121 Llanybydder

Details of virtual meeting held for the Ten Towns Economic Growth Plan for Llanybydder.

Please visit the Llanybydder - Economic Recovery & Growth Plan website for further details and to leave feedback.

Residents at risk of being scammed over COVID-19 vaccine.

Dyfed Powys Police Economic Crime Team has become aware that criminals have been sending texts and emails attempting to lure people to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine.

DC Gareth Jordan, from the Cyber Crime Unit, said: “The text is made to look like it comes from the NHS and states ‘we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine’ and advises you to follow a link to get more information and ‘apply’.”

“If you follow the link, you are taken to a convincing looking, but fake NHS website that asks for your personal details."

“After entering your details, it then requests bank/card details to ‘check your identity’.”

“But as with all scams, if you look a little closer, you will see it is not real. In this instance, note the URL is not www.nhs.uk."

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“As multiple vaccines are now being approved for use in the UK, these types of fraud attempts will continue as criminals look to take advantage of the vaccine roll out."

“It’s not only texts, beware of cold calls and emails regarding the vaccine as scammers are also asking people to pay for it over the phone. Remember – the vaccine is free of charge and there is no way to jump the queue by paying for a ‘priority slot’."

“If you receive one of these calls, hang up and block the number."

“If you have received an email, which you are not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) at report@phishing.gov.uk."

“Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to 7726. This free-of-charge short code enables your provider to investigate the origin of the text and take action, if found to be malicious.”

Always:

  • Stop: Take a moment to think before parting with your money or information - it could keep you safe.
  • Challenge: Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
  • Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen victim to a scam and report it to the Police.
  • Remember – The NHS, The police, or your bank, will never ask you to withdraw money or transfer it to a different account. They will also never ask you to reveal your full banking password or PIN.

Do not click on links or attachments in unexpected or suspicious texts or emails.

Confirm requests are genuine by using a known number or email address to contact organisations directly.

Always check the URL of a website.

Scammers are trying to trick people regarding the Covid-19 Vaccine.

The NHS don’t need your bank details and won’t ask for them in an email or text.

One Voice Wales and Save a Life Cymru are working together to encourage communities across Wales to understand the importance of learning CPR ( Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and using a defibrillator.

Every year, in Wales, over 6,000 people will have a cardiac arrest and at least 80% will happen in the home. Currently less than 5% will survive a cardiac arrest if it happens in the community.

There is no telling who will be next and it can happen suddenly to anyone at any age.

Save a Life Cymru’s mission is to equip the people of Wales with lifesaving CPR and defibrillation skills to help reduce the number of people who die as a result of a cardiac arrest. We can only achieve this if we all work together.

Save a Life Cymru - Touch Someone's Life Poster

Save a Life Cymru - Touch Someone's Life Training Video

Please follow them on, Twitter: @savealifecymru and Facebook: @achubbywydcymru

Their website is: www.gov.wales/savealifecymru

  • They phone you to tell you about fraudulent activity on your bank card, but then start asking you for personal information or even your PIN to verify who you are.
  • They may try to offer you peace of mind by having someone pick up your bank card from you to save you the trouble of having to go to your bank or local police station (Courier).
  • These callers are criminals who will try gain your trust by making you think they are police officers.
  • Do not engage in conversation with them.
  • Do not allow them to arrange collection of bank cards.
  • Put the phone down.
  • Block the number they called from.
  • Tell your friends and neighbours about this scam.
  • Report it to your local police force by contacting them via their online webpage or 101.

The Welsh Government has launched a new scheme to help tenants struggling with rent arrears, and those who may also struggle to pay future months’ rent as a result of coronavirus.

The scheme is the only one of its kind in the UK, and offers cheap loans (1% APR) to cover rent arrears, or future months’ rent, reducing the risk of eviction and homelessness.

The money is paid directly to landlords or agents and will need to be repaid over a period of up to 5 years.

Once a tenant has applied for the loan they will be able to access support and advice services to help them manage their financial situation.

You can apply on the Apply for a loan to help pay your rent arrears due to coronavirus page on the Welsh Government website.

For more information visit the Scheme to help tenants affected by coronavirus launches in Wales press release on the Welsh Government website.

Does your community have difficulty in accessing high speed broadband? If so, residents and businesses could be entitled to a broadband upgrade.

Welsh Government recently announced it has topped up the value of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme to those with less than 30Mbps.

The vouchers have doubled in value and those eligible can now claim £7,000 for a small to medium sized business and £3,000 for residential premises.

This scheme enables communities to work together to get better digital connectivity.

If you would like to read more please visit Carmarthenshire County Council's news item, More funding for better broadband in rural communities, or if you ​are interested in attending a webinar to discuss further please contact your area team representative.

A new website has been launched by UK Government for you to register your interest for better broadband in your area. We would appreciate if you could register on the website and encourage your community to do the same.

Community Speed Watch Group

Volunteers needed to set up a Community Speed Watch group - Training will be provided.

Community Speed Watch Group